COVID-19 Guidelines

Last Updated: October 15, 2020

Mass Hockey Update

FMC Ice Sports COVID-19 Guidelines

We have recently released updated SOPs for all of our facilities. The full version is included in the button above but some highlights include:

Face coverings are required throughout the entire building with the exception of participants on the ice who are engaged in aerobic activity. Coaches / instructors / officials are not exempt from the face covering rule when on the ice. Learn to skate and figure skating participants should wear face coverings on the ice unless involved in highly aerobic skating.

Only one parent/guardian/chaperone should accompany a youth participant but it is encouraged that the parent/guardian/chaperone return to their vehicle or the parking lot (socially distanced) when possible.

No spectators are allowed for activities involving adults 21 and older.

Do not enter the rink until 15 minutes before your skate.

Participants on the ice must be in cohorts (groups) of no more than 25 and socially distanced as much as possible. Two cohorts may use the same sheet of ice but must be separated by 14' in all directions and the total cannot exceed 25 including coaches. No movement between cohorts is allowed.

Coaches / instructors must wear a face covering and are included as part of the cohort.

Participants on the bench are not considered part of the 25 cohort so teams sharing ice may rotate players on the bench so long as the players remain in the same cohort at all times and the number on the ice does not exceed 50 total.

Team rooms are available at 50% occupancy with the occupancy posted at the door. Please follow instructions and diagrams on site regarding storage of equipment during your skate and changing out of equipment at the end of your skate.

Face coverings are required while on the player bench, in the penalty box, and during stoppages in play. Skaters must maintain social distancing while on the player benches.


Frequently Asked Questions

Are masks required on the benches?
Yes, masks are required on the bench. Masks are also required throughout the building when skaters are not on the ice.

How early can I arrive to the arena?
15 minutes before your ice time.

Are spectators allowed?
Yes. FMC allows one spectator per participant in accordance with the Massachusetts Hockey guidelines.

Does everyone need to fill out the release form?
Yes. All participants and spectators must complete a release form.